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Jean Renoir

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Biography

Paris, France
Son of the famous Impressionist painter Pierre Auguste, he had a happy childhood. Pierre Renoir was his brother, and Claude Renoir was his nephew. After the end of World War I, where he won the Croix de Guerre, he moved from scriptwriting to filmmaking. He married Catherine Hessling, for whom he began to make movies; he wanted to make a star of her. They separated in 1930, although he remained married to her until 1943. His next partner was Marguerite Renoir, whom he never married, although she took his name. Read more...

Actor

Character: Un sergent-chef

Mam'zelle Nitouche 1931

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Character: Cabuche

La bête humaine 1938

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Character: The Narrator / Host

Le petit théâtre de Jean Renoir 1970

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Directing

Writing